Despite receiving reports that WMU 313’s three wolves have been killed as of yesterday, we’ve discovered what we believe to be a fresh bait site outside the boundary of Yellowstone National Park. As of this morning (11/06/2014) Montana’s Department of Fish, Wildlife, & Parks has not formally closed WMU 313, but has classified it “pending.” Therefore, we will remain in the area until the unit is officially closed, and continue monitoring for any illegal kills following their announcement.
This development follows our attendance of a FWP public forum, during which prospective candidates for the position of Region 3 Supervisor indicated their resources are currently being utilized to de-populate six ponds worth of invasive fish in a nearby area. We believe the state of Montana should better allocate their time and energies toward ensuring that the wolves of WMUs 313 & 316 do not suffer from an exceeded quota.
Yellowstone Wolf Patrol remains committed to legally documenting Montana’s wolf hunt outside the boundary of Yellowstone National Park, and will continue our work toward empowering citizens to pressure their public officials to stop the killing of wolves on public lands.